Orange woman sues over wreck

Kelly Holleran Jan. 23, 2012, 7:27am

An Orange woman claims she sustained severe injuries after a driver collided with her at an intersection.

Michelle Moore filed a lawsuit Jan. 9 in Jefferson County District Court against Cavazos Trucking and Aldo Aroche.

In her complaint, Moore claims she was stopped at a red light at the intersection of West Parkway and 38th Street in Groves on Sept. 16. When the light turned green, Moore proceeded through the intersection, according to the complaint. Suddenly, however, Aroche, who was driving for Cavazos, failed to control his speed and struck Moore's vehicle, the suit states.

In addition to her injuries, Moore incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering, physical impairment and disfigurement; and lost wages and his earning capacity, the complaint says. She also claims she suffered mental anguish.

Moore blames Aroche for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to properly apply his brakes and failed to stop at the traffic control device.

Moore seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus exemplary damages, pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams in Beaumont will be representing her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A191-641

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